A very warm welcome to the Leopold Primary School website. It is a wonderful privilege to be the Headteacher of such an amazing school that has been at the centre of the community on Hawkshead Road for many years. During this time it has moved from strength to strength. We are also proud of our community cohesion links, our strong PTFA and our governors. We continue our commitment to high aspirations which lead to high standards.
OFSTED stated in their 2011 visit to the school:
“Outstanding partnerships with parents and carers ensure that pupils learn quickly. The school is very popular because parents and carers respect and appreciate the inspirational leadership the headteacher and her dedicated team of staff provide. There is a firm belief that all pupils, irrespective of their backgrounds, can succeed, and consequently pupils develop high levels of self-esteem. Parents and carers make very positive comments such as, ‘The headteacher treats us like a family’ and ‘Teachers are really focused on educating our children.’ The high levels of care, guidance and support provided for pupils, alongside a clear set of shared values, contribute strongly towards pupils’ exceptional spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
Our 2017 OFSTED inspection was also complimentary:
“You and the senior leaders have managed [change] extremely well. You have not backed away from the significant challenges thrown up by such rapid expansion, and instead have embraced them. This is no small feat and is testament to your firm and strategic leadership. You have appointed a team of strong leaders who support you wholeheartedly and play a central role in the drive for improvement. Pupils are hugely proud of their school and like having opportunities to work with each other across the sites, for example through the successful school choir. Leaders have ensured that staff work collaboratively across the school to share leadership, expertise, planning and good practice.”
Leopold has become highly oversubscribed over the years and in 2013, Brent Local Authority approached us to consider running a temporary bulge provision of two reception classes in the Gwenneth Rickus building on Brentfield Road due to the lack of school places in Brent. Following that, Brent allocated two more reception classes to the Gwenneth Rickus site. Within that same year, classes were also added in years 1, 2 and 3.The DFE came to visit us in 2014 and were highly impressed with the provision. In January 2016 Leopold Primary School officially became a four form of entry school on two sites.
Inspiring today’s learners to become tomorrow’s leaders underpins the ethos at Leopold and reflects the beliefs of all pupils, staff and governors here at our school. Collectively we build the aspirations of our pupils and instil in them the skills and learning experiences to achieve their full potential, whilst exposing them to “wow” experiences to take on their journey through life.
On arriving at Leopold School, you immediately notice the excellent learning behaviour of our pupils and the passion, enthusiasm and dedication of our staff. We believe that the journey that children take to learning is life-long and that Leopold is where this very important journey begins.
We need to promote the drive for excellence in modern British society. Our aim is to provide children with rich and memorable learning experiences, in an ever-changing world and to foster a love of learning, so that our children become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We are very proud of our school, of the pupils, the parents, carers and grandparents. Because of community commitment and trust in the school, we continue to grow in numbers and in strength.
Thank you for your interest in Leopold Primary School. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
Mrs A.B. Kendall